If you thought we were finished seeing Pablo Escobar portrayed onscreen anytime soon, think again. After being played by Benicio del Toro in “Escobar: Paradise Lost” and Wagner Moura in Netflix’s “Narcos,” the infamous drug lord will next be portrayed by Javier Bardem in the creatively titled “Escobar.”
Sarsgaard, who’s had a busy 2016 with Antoine Fuqua’s remake of “The Magnificent Seven” and Pablo Larraín’s upcoming “Jackie,” will play a DEA agent aiming to bring down Escobar. Penelope Cruz also stars in this latest biopic, which Fernando León De Aranoa (“Mondays in the Sun,” “A Perfect Day”) is writing and directing.
“Escobar” is set to go into production next month and doesn’t yet have a projected release date. ean Nichols, Christa Campbell, Ed Cathell and Lati Grobman will serve as producers on the project.